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Old 09-28-2012, 07:50 PM
Hendrik Boom
 
Default Server upgrade to wheezy failed

My server upgrade from squeeze to wheezy just failed. But I'm not
panicking, I can still dual-boot into a back-up squeeze partition, and
squeeze still works perfectly.

I just upgraded my server from squeeze to wheezy. Lots of packages
failed to upgrade because of dependency problems. Now it's normal to
have a few like this in a testing system, as packages leak through from
sid, so I wasn't too worried about this -- normally just wait a few days
and the missing dependencies show up.

But enough are missing that wheezy is not really usable.

It fails to recognise any network interfaces. It used to recognise an
eth0, an eth1, and a ppp0, but now ifconfig reports nothing. Of course,
this might not even be the fault of the missing packages. Maybe udev is
wrong. Yes, I started the upgrade with the kernel and udev. They should
match.

I'm not sure where to start looking.

apt-get dist-upgrade just reports a lot of unresolved dependencies. I'm
not clear what to do next. apt-get suggests using apt-get -f install.
But which packages do I do this to? Or do I misunderstand?

And with the net down, even if I figure out what to uninstall (aptitude
has over 200 candidates for this) there's probably little hope of having
apt-get download further packages normally. But if I can figure out what
to remove, I may well be able to install some that have already been
downloaded during the dist-upgrade.

Yes, I did use script to log everything. But the complete output is
rather lengthy.

I append the messages apt-get dist-upgrade now gives me. Are any of
these likely the cause of my problems? They don't look like trouble to
me, but what do I know?

-- hendrik

april:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
alacarte : Depends: gir1.2-gtk-3.0 but it is not installed
Depends: gir1.2-gmenu-3.0 but it is not installed
Depends: gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0 but it is not installed
brasero : Depends: libbrasero-media3-1 (= 3.4.1-3) but it is not
installed
Depends: libnautilus-extension1a (>= 2.91) but it is not
installed
Depends: libtotem-plparser17 (>= 2.32) but 2.30.3-1 is
installed
Depends: libtracker-sparql-0.14-0 (>= 0.10.0) but it is not
installed
emacs23 : Depends: gconf-service but it is not installed
gconf2 : Depends: gconf-service (= 3.2.5-1+build1) but it is not
installed
gimp : Depends: libgimp2.0 (>= 2.8.2) but 2.6.10-1+squeeze3 is installed
Depends: gimp-data (>= 2.8.2) but 2.6.10-1+squeeze3 is installed
Depends: libbabl-0.1-0 (>= 0.1.10) but it is not installed
Depends: libgegl-0.2-0 (>= 0.2.0) but it is not installed
Depends: libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 (>= 1.5.1) but it is not
installed
Depends: libpoppler-glib8 (>= 0.18) but it is not installed
Depends: libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 (>= 1.3.10) but it is not installed
gnome-control-center : Depends: libcanberra-gtk3-0 (>= 0.25) but it is
not installed
Depends: libcheese-gtk21 (>= 3.4.0) but it is not
installed
Depends: libcheese3 (>= 3.0.1) but it is not
installed
Depends: libclutter-1.0-0 (>= 1.10.0) but it is
not installed
Depends: libcogl-pango0 (>= 1.7.4) but it is not
installed
Depends: libcogl9 (>= 1.7.4) but it is not
installed
Depends: libgnome-bluetooth10 (>= 3.4.0) but it
is not installed
Depends: libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.2.0) but it
is not installed
Depends: libgnome-menu-3-0 (>= 3.2.0.1) but it is
not installed
Depends: libgnomekbd7 (>= 2.91.91) but it is not
installed
Depends: libgoa-1.0-0 (>= 3.1.1) but it is not
installed
Depends: libjson-glib-1.0-0 (>= 0.12.0) but it is
not installed
Depends: libnm-glib4 (>= 0.8.998) but it is not
installed
Depends: libnm-gtk0 (>= 0.9.1.95) but it is not
installed
Depends: libnm-util2 (>= 0.8.998) but it is not
installed
Depends: libnotify4 (>= 0.7.3) but it is not
installed
Depends: libpolkit-gobject-1-0 (>= 0.99) but
0.96-4+squeeze2 is installed
Depends: libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (>= 0.99.1) but
0.9.21-3+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libpulse0 (>= 0.99.1) but 0.9.21-3
+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libsocialweb-client2 (>= 0.25.3) but it
is not installed
Depends: libwacom2 (>= 0.3) but it is not
installed
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Depends: apg but it is not installed
Depends: gnome-control-center-data (< 1:3.5) but
it is not installed
Depends: gnome-control-center-data (>=
1:3.4.2-2.1) but it is not installed
Depends: gnome-desktop3-data but it is not
installed
Depends: gnome-icon-theme-symbolic but it is not
installed
Recommends: cups-pk-helper but it is not installed
Recommends: gnome-online-accounts but it is not
installed
Recommends: mousetweaks but it is not installed
gnome-panel : Depends: gconf-service but it is not installed
Depends: libebook-1.2-13 (>= 3.4.3) but it is not installed
Depends: libecal-1.2-11 (>= 3.4.3) but it is not installed
Depends: libedataserver-1.2-16 (>= 3.4.3) but it is not
installed
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installed
Depends: libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.2.0) but it is not
installed
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installed
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Depends: libpanel-applet-4-0 (>= 3.4.1) but it is not
installed
Depends: libtelepathy-glib0 (>= 0.14.0) but it is not
installed
Depends: libwnck-3-0 (>= 2.91.6) but it is not installed
Depends: gnome-icon-theme-symbolic (>= 3.0.0) but it is
not installed
Depends: gnome-panel-data (= 3.4.2.1-2) but 2.30.2-2 is
installed
Recommends: gnome-applets but it is not installed
Recommends: gnome-session-fallback but it is not installed
gnome-session : Depends: gnome-shell (>= 3.0) but it is not installed
Depends: gnome-session-bin (>= 3.4.2.1-2) but 2.30.2-3
is installed
Recommends: gnome-session-fallback but it is not
installed
gnome-settings-daemon : Depends: libcanberra-gtk3-0 (>= 0.25) but it is
not installed
Depends: libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.4.0) but it
is not installed
Depends: libgnomekbd7 (>= 2.91.90) but it is not
installed
Depends: libnotify4 (>= 0.7.3) but it is not
installed
Depends: libpackagekit-glib2-14 but it is not
installed
Depends: libpolkit-gobject-1-0 (>= 0.99) but
0.96-4+squeeze2 is installed
Depends: libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (>= 0.99.1) but
0.9.21-3+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libpulse0 (>= 0.99.1) but 0.9.21-3
+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libwacom2 (>= 0.3) but it is not
installed
Depends: nautilus-data (>= 2.91.3-1) but
2.30.1-2squeeze1 is installed
Recommends: pulseaudio but it is not installed
hplip : Depends: libhpmud0 (= 3.12.6-3) but 3.10.6-2+squeeze1 is
installed
Depends: libsane-hpaio (= 3.12.6-3) but 3.10.6-2+squeeze1 is
installed
Depends: hplip-data (= 3.12.6-3) but 3.10.6-2+squeeze1 is
installed
Depends: printer-driver-hpcups (= 3.12.6-3) but it is not
installed
libgconf-2-4 : Depends: gconf2-common (= 3.2.5-1+build1) but 2.28.1-6 is
installed
Recommends: gconf-service but it is not installed
libgconf2-4 : Depends: gconf-service but it is not installed
libglib2.0-dev : Depends: libglib2.0-bin (= 2.32.3-1) but it is not
installed
libgtk-3-0 : Depends: libatk1.0-0 (>= 2.2.0) but 1.30.0-1 is installed
Recommends: libgtk-3-bin but it is not installed
libvlc5 : Depends: libvlccore5 (>= 2.0.0) but it is not installed
nautilus : Depends: libexempi3 (>= 2.2.0) but 2.1.1-1 is installed
Depends: libgail-3-0 (>= 3.0.0) but it is not installed
Depends: libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.2.0) but it is not
installed
Depends: libnautilus-extension1a (>= 2.91) but it is not
installed
Depends: libnotify4 (>= 0.7.0) but it is not installed
Depends: libtracker-sparql-0.14-0 (>= 0.10.0) but it is not
installed
Depends: nautilus-data (>= 3.4) but 2.30.1-2squeeze1 is
installed
Recommends: gnome-sushi but it is not installed
python-apt : Depends: libapt-inst1.5 (>= 0.9.0) but it is not installed
Depends: libapt-pkg4.12 (>= 0.8.16~exp9) but it is not
installed
Recommends: xz-lzma but it is not installable
python-dbus : Depends: python-dbus-dev but it is not installed
python-dev : Depends: python2.7-dev (>= 2.7.3~rc2-1~) but it is not
installed
python-notify : Depends: libnotify4 (>= 0.7.0) but it is not installed
python-pylibacl : Depends: libjs-sphinxdoc (>= 1.0) but it is not
installed
python-pyxattr : Depends: libjs-sphinxdoc (>= 1.0) but it is not
installed
python-qt4 : Depends: libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1
is installed
Depends: libqt4-declarative (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but it is not
installed
Depends: libqt4-designer (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4
+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libqt4-help (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1
is installed
Depends: libqt4-network (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4
+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libqt4-script (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4
+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libqt4-scripttools (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4
+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libqt4-svg (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1
is installed
Depends: libqt4-test (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1
is installed
Depends: libqt4-xml (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1
is installed
Depends: libqt4-xmlpatterns (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4
+squeeze1 is installed
Depends: libqtassistantclient4 (>= 4.6.3) but it is not
installed
Depends: libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1
is installed
Depends: libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1
is installed
Depends: libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.2.0) but it is not installed
python-qt4-dbus : Depends: libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.8.0-1~) but 4:4.6.3-4
+squeeze1 is installed
python-software-properties : Depends: python-pycurl but it is not
installed
python-tagpy : Depends: libboost-python1.49.0 (>= 1.49.0-1) but it is
not installed
python-uno : Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.4+dfsg-2) but it is not
installed
Depends: uno-libs3 (>= 1.7.0+LibO3.3.0~beta3) but 1.6.1
+OOo3.2.1-11+squeeze7 is installed
python-xapian : Depends: libxapian22 (>= 1.2.12) but 1.2.3-2 is installed
totem : Depends: libnautilus-extension1a (>= 2.91) but it is not
installed
Depends: libpeas-1.0-0 (>= 1.0.0) but it is not installed
Depends: libtotem-plparser17 (>= 2.32.4-2) but 2.30.3-1 is
installed
Depends: libtotem0 (>= 3.0.1-8) but it is not installed
Depends: libtotem0 (< 3.1) but it is not installed
Depends: gnome-icon-theme-symbolic but it is not installed
Depends: totem-common (= 3.0.1-8) but 2.30.2-6 is installed
Recommends: gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio but it is not installed
totem-mozilla : Depends: libtotem-plparser17 (>= 2.32.4-2) but 2.30.3-1
is installed
totem-plugins : Depends: libepc-1.0-3 (>= 0.4.2) but it is not installed
Depends: libepc-ui-1.0-3 (>= 0.4.2) but it is not
installed
Depends: libgdata13 (>= 0.8.1) but it is not installed
Depends: libtotem-plparser17 (>= 2.32.4-2) but 2.30.3-1
is installed
Depends: libtotem0 (>= 3.0.1-8) but it is not installed
Depends: libtotem0 (< 3.1) but it is not installed
Depends: libtracker-sparql-0.14-0 (>= 0.10.0) but it is
not installed
Depends: gir1.2-totem-1.0 (= 3.0.1-8) but it is not
installed
Depends: gir1.2-gtk-3.0 but it is not installed
Depends: gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0 but it is not installed
Depends: gir1.2-pango-1.0 but it is not installed
Depends: gir1.2-peas-1.0 but it is not installed
vlc-plugin-notify : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.3-2) but 1.1.3-1squeeze6 is
installed
Depends: libnotify4 (>= 0.7.0) but it is not
installed
Depends: libvlccore5 (>= 2.0.0) but it is not
installed
vlc-plugin-pulse : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.3-2) but 1.1.3-1squeeze6 is
installed
Depends: libpulse0 (>= 0.99.4) but 0.9.21-3+squeeze1
is installed
Depends: libvlccore5 (>= 2.0.0) but it is not
installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
april:~# exit

Script done on Fri 28 Sep 2012 12:41:53 AM EDT
april:/wheezy/root/root#



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Old 09-29-2012, 10:18 AM
Brian
 
Default Server upgrade to wheezy failed

On Fri 28 Sep 2012 at 19:50:22 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:

> My server upgrade from squeeze to wheezy just failed. But I'm not
> panicking, I can still dual-boot into a back-up squeeze partition, and
> squeeze still works perfectly.
>
> I just upgraded my server from squeeze to wheezy. Lots of packages
> failed to upgrade because of dependency problems. Now it's normal to
> have a few like this in a testing system, as packages leak through from
> sid, so I wasn't too worried about this -- normally just wait a few days
> and the missing dependencies show up.
>
> But enough are missing that wheezy is not really usable.
>
> It fails to recognise any network interfaces. It used to recognise an
> eth0, an eth1, and a ppp0, but now ifconfig reports nothing. Of course,
> this might not even be the fault of the missing packages. Maybe udev is
> wrong. Yes, I started the upgrade with the kernel and udev. They should
> match.
>
> I'm not sure where to start looking.
>
> apt-get dist-upgrade just reports a lot of unresolved dependencies. I'm
> not clear what to do next. apt-get suggests using apt-get -f install.
> But which packages do I do this to? Or do I misunderstand?

The idea is that 'apt-get -f install' by itself should sort out missing
dependencies for a package. It will first look in /var/cache/apt/archives
for them and next download from the mirror you are using if they are not
there. The latter looks like a problem for you if there are no network
interfaces . You pobably should look at this first and see what the
kernel is getting up to. The output of 'dmesg' after booting might help.


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Old 09-29-2012, 08:05 PM
Tom H
 
Default Server upgrade to wheezy failed

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 6:18 AM, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri 28 Sep 2012 at 19:50:22 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>>
>> My server upgrade from squeeze to wheezy just failed. But I'm not
>> panicking, I can still dual-boot into a back-up squeeze partition, and
>> squeeze still works perfectly.
>>
>> I just upgraded my server from squeeze to wheezy. Lots of packages
>> failed to upgrade because of dependency problems. Now it's normal to
>> have a few like this in a testing system, as packages leak through from
>> sid, so I wasn't too worried about this -- normally just wait a few days
>> and the missing dependencies show up.
>>
>> But enough are missing that wheezy is not really usable.
>>
>> It fails to recognise any network interfaces. It used to recognise an
>> eth0, an eth1, and a ppp0, but now ifconfig reports nothing. Of course,
>> this might not even be the fault of the missing packages. Maybe udev is
>> wrong. Yes, I started the upgrade with the kernel and udev. They should
>> match.
>>
>> I'm not sure where to start looking.
>>
>> apt-get dist-upgrade just reports a lot of unresolved dependencies. I'm
>> not clear what to do next. apt-get suggests using apt-get -f install.
>> But which packages do I do this to? Or do I misunderstand?
>
> The idea is that 'apt-get -f install' by itself should sort out missing
> dependencies for a package. It will first look in /var/cache/apt/archives
> for them and next download from the mirror you are using if they are not
> there. The latter looks like a problem for you if there are no network
> interfaces . You pobably should look at this first and see what the
> kernel is getting up to. The output of 'dmesg' after booting might help.

Not necessarily helpful to the OP and more for the record for other upgraders:

The wheezy release notes recommend:
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install linux-image-<version>
apt-get install udev
[reboot]
apt-get dist-upgrade

I'd start by checking what versions of the kernel and udev are
currently installed and running because the squeeze kernel isn't
compatible with the wheezy udev.

Can the NIC(s) be brought up and the network enabled manually?


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Old 09-29-2012, 08:53 PM
Hendrik Boom
 
Default Server upgrade to wheezy failed

On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:05:43 -0400, Tom H wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 6:18 AM, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Fri 28 Sep 2012 at 19:50:22 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>>>
>>> My server upgrade from squeeze to wheezy just failed. But I'm not
>>> panicking, I can still dual-boot into a back-up squeeze partition, and
>>> squeeze still works perfectly.
>>>
>>> I just upgraded my server from squeeze to wheezy. Lots of packages
>>> failed to upgrade because of dependency problems. Now it's normal to
>>> have a few like this in a testing system, as packages leak through
>>> from sid, so I wasn't too worried about this -- normally just wait a
>>> few days and the missing dependencies show up.
>>>
>>> But enough are missing that wheezy is not really usable.
>>>
>>> It fails to recognise any network interfaces. It used to recognise an
>>> eth0, an eth1, and a ppp0, but now ifconfig reports nothing. Of
>>> course, this might not even be the fault of the missing packages.
>>> Maybe udev is wrong. Yes, I started the upgrade with the kernel and
>>> udev. They should match.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure where to start looking.
>>>
>>> apt-get dist-upgrade just reports a lot of unresolved dependencies.
>>> I'm not clear what to do next. apt-get suggests using apt-get -f
>>> install. But which packages do I do this to? Or do I misunderstand?
>>
>> The idea is that 'apt-get -f install' by itself should sort out missing
>> dependencies for a package. It will first look in
>> /var/cache/apt/archives for them and next download from the mirror you
>> are using if they are not there. The latter looks like a problem for
>> you if there are no network interfaces . You pobably should look at
>> this first and see what the kernel is getting up to. The output of
>> 'dmesg' after booting might help.
>
> Not necessarily helpful to the OP and more for the record for other
> upgraders:
>
> The wheezy release notes recommend:
> apt-get upgrade apt-get install linux-image-<version>
> apt-get install udev [reboot]
> apt-get dist-upgrade
>
> I'd start by checking what versions of the kernel and udev are currently
> installed and running because the squeeze kernel isn't compatible with
> the wheezy udev.

Yes. I figured that out. But I've discovered that at the [reboot] step
I managed to misbootd into the squeeze kernel with the wheezy udev, so
your analysis is dead on.

I had even installed the wheezy kernel (version 3.0.something), but even
so, I find myself unable to boot it, as described in another post in this
thread.

>
> Can the NIC(s) be brought up and the network enabled manually?

I don't know. It sounds like an idea. How does one do this?

>From a recent dmesg output, it looks as if the ethernet cards are
recognised, but they don't get so far as having devices eth0 or eth1
created for them. Details in that same other post.

I'm starting to think that the simplest solution might be to wipe the
wheezy partitions clean, copy in the squeeze partitions again, and do the
whole thing again, this time *not* rebooting when NFS doesn't work but
instead running apt-get -f install.

But it's still not clear how to solve the boot problems. It seems that
something -- the 'core'? the initrd? the intermediate bootloader stages?
are too big for the embedding area, also something about a cross-disk
boot. The boot drive of this system is *not* the drive the system
partitions are on. Evidently a cross-disk boot of squeeze works, bot one
for wheezy with the new kernel doesn't. I've tried grub on both systems
without success. I've tried lilo on the squeeze system. The only thing
still to try is running

lilo -v

on wheezy (still booted with the wrong kernel, of course, until I
actually get a bootloader to boot the right kernel).

-- hendrik


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Old 09-29-2012, 09:52 PM
Hendrik Boom
 
Default Server upgrade to wheezy failed

On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:53:52 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:

> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:05:43 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>
>
>>
>> Not necessarily helpful to the OP and more for the record for other
>> upgraders:
>>
>> The wheezy release notes recommend:
>> apt-get upgrade apt-get install linux-image-<version>
>> apt-get install udev [reboot]
>> apt-get dist-upgrade
>>
>> I'd start by checking what versions of the kernel and udev are
>> currently installed and running because the squeeze kernel isn't
>> compatible with the wheezy udev.
>
> Yes. I figured that out. But I've discovered that at the [reboot] step
> I managed to misbootd into the squeeze kernel with the wheezy udev, so
> your analysis is dead on.
>
> I had even installed the wheezy kernel (version 3.0.something), but even
> so, I find myself unable to boot it, as described in another post in
> this thread.
>
>
>> Can the NIC(s) be brought up and the network enabled manually?
>
> I don't know. It sounds like an idea. How does one do this?

I see. I should try ifconfig for this. Just saying

ifconfig

shows me no interfaces, but that just means they're down.
I should try ifconfig -a, and it should show me the missing ones.

And then

ifconfig eth0 up
ifconfig eth1 up

or whatever they happen to be called should wake them up.

I'll try it next time I get a crack at the server.

>
>>From a recent dmesg output, it looks as if the ethernet cards are
> recognised, but they don't get so far as having devices eth0 or eth1
> created for them. Details in that same other post.

Actually, reading the dmesg output more carefully, eth0 and eth1 are
mentioned. So there's a good chance they exist!

This could leave just the boot problem to solve:

>
> But it's still not clear how to solve the boot problems. It seems that
> something -- the 'core'? the initrd? the intermediate bootloader stages?
> are too big for the embedding area, also something about a cross-disk
> boot. The boot drive of this system is *not* the drive the system
> partitions are on. Evidently a cross-disk boot of squeeze works, bot
> one for wheezy with the new kernel doesn't. I've tried grub on both
> systems without success. I've tried lilo on the squeeze system. The
> only thing still to try is running
>
> lilo -v
>
> on wheezy (still booted with the wrong kernel, of course, until I
> actually get a bootloader to boot the right kernel).

There must be still mor ways to boot. Perhaps installing into the MBR of
one of the drives that carry the RAID. But how to get the computer to
boot from it? Swapping cables and removing the existing IDE drive it now
boots from instead of the SATA drive I'd want it to boot from?

-- hendrik

>
> -- hendrik



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Old 10-01-2012, 01:05 PM
Hendrik Boom
 
Default Server upgrade to wheezy failed

On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 21:52:04 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:

> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:53:52 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:05:43 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> Not necessarily helpful to the OP and more for the record for other
>>> upgraders:
>>>
>>> The wheezy release notes recommend:
>>> apt-get upgrade apt-get install linux-image-<version>
>>> apt-get install udev [reboot]
>>> apt-get dist-upgrade
>>>
>>> I'd start by checking what versions of the kernel and udev are
>>> currently installed and running because the squeeze kernel isn't
>>> compatible with the wheezy udev.
>>
>> Yes. I figured that out. But I've discovered that at the [reboot]
>> step I managed to misbootd into the squeeze kernel with the wheezy
>> udev, so your analysis is dead on.
>>
>> I had even installed the wheezy kernel (version 3.0.something), but
>> even so, I find myself unable to boot it, as described in another post
>> in this thread.
>>
>>
>>> Can the NIC(s) be brought up and the network enabled manually?
>>
>> I don't know. It sounds like an idea. How does one do this?
>
> I see. I should try ifconfig for this. Just saying
>
> ifconfig
>
> shows me no interfaces, but that just means they're down.
> I should try ifconfig -a, and it should show me the missing ones.
>
> And then
>
> ifconfig eth0 up ifconfig eth1 up
>
> or whatever they happen to be called should wake them up.
>
> I'll try it next time I get a crack at the server.

And indeed, ifconfig eth0 up and ifconfig eth1 up did the trick.

But it didn't solve the package dependency problems.

Being unable to run the 3.x kernel has probably cause some system-level
packages to remain unconfigured.

Even apt-get -f install didn't help. It fails on the first package it
tries to install.

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Tom H
 
Default Server upgrade to wheezy failed

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik@topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 21:52:04 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:53:52 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>>> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:05:43 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Not necessarily helpful to the OP and more for the record for other
>>>> upgraders:
>>>>
>>>> The wheezy release notes recommend:
>>>> apt-get upgrade apt-get install linux-image-<version>
>>>> apt-get install udev [reboot]
>>>> apt-get dist-upgrade
>>>>
>>>> I'd start by checking what versions of the kernel and udev are
>>>> currently installed and running because the squeeze kernel isn't
>>>> compatible with the wheezy udev.
>>>
>>> Yes. I figured that out. But I've discovered that at the [reboot]
>>> step I managed to misbootd into the squeeze kernel with the wheezy
>>> udev, so your analysis is dead on.
>>>
>>> I had even installed the wheezy kernel (version 3.0.something), but
>>> even so, I find myself unable to boot it, as described in another post
>>> in this thread.
>>>
>>>> Can the NIC(s) be brought up and the network enabled manually?
>>
>> I see. I should try ifconfig for this. Just saying
>>
>> ifconfig
>>
>> shows me no interfaces, but that just means they're down.
>> I should try ifconfig -a, and it should show me the missing ones.
>>
>> And then
>>
>> ifconfig eth0 up ifconfig eth1 up
>
> And indeed, ifconfig eth0 up and ifconfig eth1 up did the trick.
>
> But it didn't solve the package dependency problems.
>
> Being unable to run the 3.x kernel has probably cause some system-level
> packages to remain unconfigured.
>
> Even apt-get -f install didn't help. It fails on the first package it
> tries to install.

Do you have both of wheezy's kernel and udev packages installed are
are you trying to boot the wheezy kernel with the squeeze udev?


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Old 10-01-2012, 02:33 PM
Hendrik Boom
 
Default Server upgrade to wheezy failed

On Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:12:35 -0400, Tom H wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik@topoi.pooq.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 21:52:04 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>>> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:53:52 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:05:43 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Not necessarily helpful to the OP and more for the record for other
>>>>> upgraders:
>>>>>
>>>>> The wheezy release notes recommend:
>>>>> apt-get upgrade apt-get install linux-image-<version>
>>>>> apt-get install udev [reboot]
>>>>> apt-get dist-upgrade
>>>>>
>>>>> I'd start by checking what versions of the kernel and udev are
>>>>> currently installed and running because the squeeze kernel isn't
>>>>> compatible with the wheezy udev.
>>>>
>>>> Yes. I figured that out. But I've discovered that at the [reboot]
>>>> step I managed to misbootd into the squeeze kernel with the wheezy
>>>> udev, so your analysis is dead on.
>>>>
>>>> I had even installed the wheezy kernel (version 3.0.something), but
>>>> even so, I find myself unable to boot it, as described in another
>>>> post in this thread.
>>>>
>>>>> Can the NIC(s) be brought up and the network enabled manually?
>>>
>>> I see. I should try ifconfig for this. Just saying
>>>
>>> ifconfig
>>>
>>> shows me no interfaces, but that just means they're down.
>>> I should try ifconfig -a, and it should show me the missing ones.
>>>
>>> And then
>>>
>>> ifconfig eth0 up ifconfig eth1 up
>>
>> And indeed, ifconfig eth0 up and ifconfig eth1 up did the trick.
>>
>> But it didn't solve the package dependency problems.
>>
>> Being unable to run the 3.x kernel has probably cause some system-level
>> packages to remain unconfigured.
>>
>> Even apt-get -f install didn't help. It fails on the first package it
>> tries to install.
>
> Do you have both of wheezy's kernel and udev packages installed are are
> you trying to boot the wheezy kernel with the squeeze udev?

I have both of wheezy's kernel and udev packages installed. When I
installed the wheezy kernel, it did not delete the squeeze kernel. I'dd
have to do that explicitly.

I cannot boot the wheezy kernel at all.

I can boot the squeeze kernel, but it doesn't work very well with the
wheezy udev, though it does limp along.

I have another partition somewhere else that contains an up-to-date
squeeze system. That one still works fine, and I am still using it for
production. I'd like to use wheezy for production.

-- hendrik


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